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Information & News from the KZYX General Manager

We are pleased to announce that the Community Advisory Board (CAB) will be holding several meetings in the further reaches of our listening area. These will be informal meetings, meaning that there may not be a quorum of CAB members present, and nothing will be voted on. The first meeting will be held in Elk on Tuesday evening, February 23rd, at the Greenwood School, 5150 S. Hwy 1, at 6:30 pm.

The CAB wants to hear from you, discuss what you are interested in regarding KZYX, and will take your comments to the next KZYX Board of Directors meeting. There will be snacks and beverages. For more information on the CAB meeting in Elk, call (707) 877-3475.

Thanks to those members who are running for open positions on the Board of Directors. To the right of this article you will find a list of candidates. Soon we will be posting the candidate statements. The on air candidate forum will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm.

Earlier this week I met with our former General Manager (John Coate) and our transmitter engineer. I was told the transmitters are in very good shape. The connections with our studios in Mendocino and Willits are not working well, and are going through complete software upgrades at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience to our programmers from Willits and Mendocino, and to our listeners, who have had to experience frequent drop outs of the studio connections. Our staff is standing by during all of our remote studio shows, and many of our programmers are coming to Philo to do their shows until the upgrades are completed and tested.

Thanks for your patience. Just so you know, some of us have been working 15-20 hour days to sort out technical difficulties and details. We want all of our broadcasts to run smoothly, and we have a steep learning curve to do what our long time Program Director/Music Director (Mary Aigner) and Operations Manager (Rich Culbertson) were able to accomplish on a daily basis. Mary retired after 22 years with the station, and Rich resigned after eight years of superb technical support. We have a big legacy to live up to!

Lorraine Dechter
General Manager KZYX & Z
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
(707) 895-2324

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Morning News for Thursday, March 21st & UPDATE

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The Operating Engineers Local #3, the Laborers Local #324 and several other organizations will be participating in a “Start the Bypass” picket Friday, March 22nd from 11am-2pm in Willits. There will be a rally downtown followed by a march to demand that construction be allowed to start! Our message is simple STOP costing taxpayers thousands of dollars a day and let unemployed workers do their jobs! We will be asking Caltrans and the Sheriff’s Department to remove the unlawful trespassers and allow Caltrans to secure the jobsite. 

They state: "The Willits Bypass project will put hundreds of people to work in Mendocino County. Additionally, tens of millions of dollars will be injected into Willits and Mendocino’s local economy as this project moves forward."

For more information call John Galeotti 707-580-5031 or Chris Snyder at 415-725-0225






Save Our Little Lake Valley (SOLLV) announced that the first 1,000 signatures on a petition urging governor Brown to reconsider the Caltrans freeway bypass have been collected from area residents in less than one month. The campaign aims to collect thousands of signatures to show public officials that the majority of residents in Willits and the surrounding areas are opposed to Caltrans’ bypass freeway and determined to find an alternative..

The petition urges the governor to consider alternatives to the Caltrans proposed Willits freeway bypass project.














The 2013 recreational boating season in Lake County is under way and Local residents are reminded to get their 2013 mussel prevention sticker before using their vessel in any Lake County water body.

Also, remember to check in with a screener when you return from an out-of-county trip with your boat. These inspections and any necessary decontamination are free.

Please continue to support the program that has been successful in keeping Lake County mussel-free.

The county thanks the 27 participating screeners for continuing their vital role in the prevention program.




Friends of the Gualala River hosts Karen Maki of the Sierra Club, with a presentation, "End Clearcutting in California"Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gualala Arts Center.

The presentation will describe the Sierra Club's new campaign to help protect California's communities and natural resources by ending this outdated and destructive practice once and for all.

More information is at GualalaRiver.org

The Mendocino Supervisors proclaimed next week March 24-30,  as Tsunami Preparedness Week since the Office of Emergency Services, in cooperation with Humboldt and Del Norte, the National Weather Service, and the California Emergency Management Agency has scheduled a Tsunami Warning System Test on March 27, from 11:00 AM to 12: PM.

If you live in or near the City of Fort Bragg or the City of Point Arena you may hear the sounding of Tsunami Sirens.  The sirens, when activated, will wail for 3 minutes.  



A naked man who fled the custody of mental health workers at Ukiah Medical Center Monday was Tased three times before he could be subdued by officers.

A 39-year-old patient, who had been detained by the  Sheriff's Office after threatening to kill someone , had pulled out an I.V. and ran away, naked and bleeding profusely from his groin 




The lake County Supervisors and a group of citizens handed Lake Sheriff Rivero a one-two punch Tuesday. First, prior to the supervisors meeting, a newly formed citizens committee served the sheriff with notice that a recall effort was under way. The Committee to Recall Rivero and Restore Integrity is led by retired Lake Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Rivera.

Then, after nearly three hours of raucous discussion , the supervisors voted unanimously that it had no confidence in Rivero's leadership and asked for his resignation.




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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. If you were a KZYX member in good standing by December 31st, you will soon be receiving a ballot for the election of the board's open seats. (All of our programmers will also receive a ballot for the Programmer-Elected seat)

Your  ballot must be returned by mail in the envelope provided. Do NOT send your ballot to the station! If you do, it will not be counted. We must receive your ballot by March 31st.

To find out about the candidates, tune in to the on-air candidates forum on Thurs., March 3rd at 7pm.

If you haven't received your ballot by March 1st, please let us know by sending an email to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling the station at (707) 895-2324.

The candidates are as follows:


John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright


Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak


Jonathon Middlebrook


Get The KZYX App For Your iPhone

Go to the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search for KZYX.  The app is free of charge.  It's a great way to get the live stream, the KZYX Jukebox, this website and to make a donation.  Follow this link for a preview and easy access to the download.  Or if you want to type it out here is the URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kzyx/id998145015?mt=8

KZYX Phone Numbers

Business office 707-895-2324

Philo studio 707-895-2448

Willits studio 707-456-9991

Mendocino studio 707-937-5103

KZYX Underwriting

KZYX doesn’t play commercials but we do have underwriting, which is very different from advertising. It is a great way to support KZYX and in exchange we will let our listeners know what goods and services your organization offers.

For questions about underwriting on KZYX, call (707) 895-2324 or email uw [at] kzyx [dot] org